Cape Town – The Calitzdorp Spa property at the centre of a land dispute belongs to the Kannaland Municipality, the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform (DRDLR) has clarified.
This follows the Garden Route District Municipality (GRDM) entering into a long-term lease agreement with a financial firm to manage and operate De Hoek Mountain Resort and Calitzdorp Spa.
Claimants had vowed to fight for their ancestral land following an announcement by the municipality about the lease with financial firm LEN24.
They have objected to the agreement pending their land claim while the Kannaland municipality sought legal advice arising from uncertainty about which municipality owned the property.
The DRDLR said that the De Hoek Mountain Resort and Calitzdorp Spa land in fact belonged to the Kannaland Municipality.